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WHEEL Women in Black stand vigil whenever a homeless person dies outside or by violence in King County. Since 2000, we stood vigil for 830 people. In 2018, the King County Medical Examiner and King County Public Health did an in-depth review of five years of deaths, 2012-2017, and found 162 people who had not been recognized as homeless at the time of their death. WHEEL researched these deaths and found that 82 of them were outside or by violence. These are people we would have stood vigil for at the time of their death, had we known. We chose this special time, the Summer Solstice, to name and honor them. This day symbolizes, for us, the long hard day for homeless people, and the growing darkness we are sliding into. Read the rest of this entry »

WHEEL WOMEN IN BLACK
CORRECTIONS TO OUTDOOR/VIOLENT DEATH LISTS
Information recovered 2018 from King County Medical Examiners/Health Care for the Homeless—we’re grateful!

CAUSE OF DEATH         WHO                              WHEN        WHERE

2012 (13 corrections + 34==47)
SUICIDE                          Ladonna Berry, 45          1/7/12         16838 International Blvd S #145, Seatac
HIT BY CAR?                   William Smith, 69           1/31/12       23400 Block of Pacific Hwy S, Kent
OD (heroin & alcohol)   Paul Dosier,45                 3/21/12       Western Ave & Lenora St
NATURAL CAUSES         Angel Rodriguez, 60       4/8/12         NW 54th &15th Ave NW
NATURAL CAUSES         Jerry Otto, 70                  4/12/12       ½ mile W of exit 120 of I-90, Issaquah
NATURAL CAUSES         Walter Backstrom, 61     4/22/12       318 2nd Ave S
NATURAL CAUSES         Charles Mealing, 56        6/3/12         Unknown/HMC
SUICIDE                          Wayne Clark, 52             7/15/12       19800 block of 28th Ave S
OD (heroin)                    George Bolling III, 34     7/22/12       1165 Eastlake Ave E
PNEUMONIA w/SEPSIS  Karen McCray, 48           8/1/12         Airport Way S & S Atlantic St
OD (cocaine & alcohol) Robert Robertson, 56      8/14/12       1902 2nd Ave
NATURAL CAUSES         Michael Delys, 57            8/20/12       5300 Tallman Ave NW
NATURAL CAUSES         Anthony Webb, 58         11/9/12        Unknown/HMC

2013 (9 corrections + 57=66)                                    
ANOXIC BRAIN INJ.       Michael Cartwright, 35   2/13/13          401 N 5th Ave, Yakima/HMC
HIT BY CAR?                  Grzegorz Jaszczanin, 55  3/28/13         Alaska Way W & W Lee St
UNKNOWN                   Kimberly Koehn, 47         5/2/13           800 Jefferson St
NATURAL CAUSES        Shannon Casey, 43          7/14/13          Unknown/HMC
NATURAL CAUSES        Kenny Maines, 58            9/4/13            Unknown/HMC
OD (heroin)                   Derek Anijo, 28                11/14/13        Marion St & Western Ave
UNKNOWN                   Franklin Myricks, Jr, 53    11/17/13        919 Pine St (Pine St overpass)
OD (cocaine)                 Robert Lisson, 58             12/7/13          2720 S Hanford St
OD (heroin)                   April Wahl, 26                  12/28/13        7th Ave & James St

2014 (7 corrections + 45=52)
SUICIDE                          Eric Wolff, 36                     4/2/14            12344 14th Ave NE
NATURAL CAUSES          Stephen Tryc, 56                5/10/14          3820 Rainier Ave S
SUICIDE                          Shawn Hoflack, 39             7/2/14             1st Ave N & W Temperance St, Kent
UNKNOWN                    Jeremiah Woods,18           7/30/14           Academy Drive SE, Auburn
OD (heroin/alprazolam) Frank Abbott, 32               12/17/14          8th Ave S & S Jackson St
NATURAL CAUSES         Jack Burke, 60                   12/21/14          Unknown/VM
NATURAL CAUSES         Michael Stefanich, 57        12/20/14          812 NE 65th St

2015 (15 corrections 66=81)
OD (alcohol)                   Kelly Chevalier, 54            2/22/15           20th Ave NW & NW Market St
BLUNT FORCE INJURIES Merlin Warnick, 42           1/1/15             7500 block 2nd SW & Marginal Way SW
UNKNOWN                    Jose Estrada, 54                2/2/15             Meridian Ave N & N 175th St
NATURAL CAUSES         William Patterson, 39        5/10/15           Des Moines Creek Trail, Des Moines
NATURAL CAUSES         Stacy Butrico, 36               5/15/15            40th Ave W & Texas Way
SUICIDE                          Craig Erickson, 38             6/18/15            535 Terry Ave N
BLUNT FORCE INJURIES James Deng, 31                7/4/15              5th Ave & S Jackson St
NATURAL CAUSES         Lorne Thompson, 65         7/19/15            Unknown/Columbia Funeral Home
SUICIDE                          Simon King, 34                  8/10/15           8136 15th Ave SW

OD (meth)                      Michael Martin, 36                 8/13/15           11th Place S & S 324th St
NATURAL CAUSES         Dale Todd, 58                        10/7/15            Unknown/UW Med Ctr
ANOXIC ENCEP.             Courtney Morrison-Price, 40 10/17/15          Unknown/UW Med Ctr
HYPOTHERMIA              Dale Svrko, 43                        11/17/15          1154 Elliott Ave W
NATURAL CAUSES         Michael Howard, 51               11//22/15        Unknown/Valley Med Ctr, Renton
HYPOTHERMIA              Philip Thompson, 62              12/21/15          Woodland Park

2016 (23 corrections + 62= 85)
OD (heroin/hydro.)         Clarence Tuley, 58                1/2/16              Unknown/UWMC
OD (meth)                       Bobby Ray Smith Sr, 42        1/5/16              1220 4th Ave S
NATURAL CAUSES          Jason Steele, 40                    1/11/16            901 S 348th St
NATURAL CAUSES          Gilberto Lira-Garcia, 51        2/3/16              2800 Beacon Ave S
NATURAL CAUSES          Crystal Bauwens, 60             2/12/16            515 1st Ave N
NATURAL CAUSES          Lewis Zeigler, 70                  2/10/16             Unknown/Swedish
NATURAL CAUSES          Michael Krobath, 57            2/14/16             Unknown/Valley Med Ctr, Renton
HYPOTHERMIA               Robert Blenkner, 62             3/8/16               500 block Hardy Rd SW
OD (alcohol)                   Howard Zang, 30                 4/7/16               20011 International Blvd
OD (meth/heroin)           Dentrel Hubbard, 35           5/2/16               Royal Brougham Way & 3rd Ave S
SUICIDE                           Robin Mingia, 54                 6/7/16               1st Ave & Columbia
SUICIDE                           Ricardo Reyes, 43                6/8/16               Minor Ave & Pine St
ANOXIC ENCEP.               Isaac Songer, 32                 6/22/16             7465 S 112th St
OD (meth)                       Anthony Finklea, 48             7/19/16             S 304th & Pacific Hwy S
NATURAL CAUSES          Alexander Ornelas, 54          7/20/16             Unknown/Swedish
SUICIDE                           James Wilson, 38                 9/16/16             Des Moines Creek Trail
HYPOTHERMIA               Denise Desa, 59                   10/11/16           6th Ave & Seneca, Freeway Park
HOMICIDE                      Michael Taylor, 44                10/11/16           Airport Way S & S Bayview St
ANOXIC ENCEP.             Christopher Brewster, 34      10/12/16           Unknown/UWMC
OD (heroin/alprazolam) James Goodboe Jr, 46          11/2/16             4011 S 164th St
NATURAL CAUSES         John Turner, 62                     11/23/16           7200 E Marginal Way S
SUICIDE                          Jonah Dellinger, 27              12/15/16           303 S Jackson St
NATURAL CAUSES         Kathy Harris, 58                    12/18/16           Unknown/HMC

2017 (15 corrections + 93=108)
NATURAL CAUSES         Herman Phillips Jr, 65      3/7/17       1119 Leary Way NW
OD (mult intoxicants)    William Bailes, 48             3/15/17      1108 Elliott Ave W
SUICIDE                         Andre Wilson, 25              4/1/17       Under I-90 overpass at Front St, Issaquah
NATURAL CAUSES         Frederick Williams, 52      5/7/17       Unknown/HMC
NATURAL CAUSES         Deanna Simon, 60           5/14/17      881 Bellevue Way NE
HOMICIDE                     Dillon Graham, 24            6/5/17        Hwy 509 south of Myers Way
SUICIDE                         Stephen Tucker, 59          7/10/17      3208 S 259th Pl, Kent
OD (heroin/meth)          George Kerns, 47             8/6/17        4th Ave S & S Spokane St
NATURAL CAUSES         Paul Starotska, 49            8/15/17      18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville
OD (heroin/meth)          Jason Nannini, 30            8/26/17      33600 block Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way
UNKNOWN                   Floyd Angeline, 81           8/28/17      Unknown/Swedish MC
UNKNOWN                   Jon Olson, 66                    7/24/17     Unknown/Valley MC, Renton
BLUNT FORCE INJ.        Jesse Gjerde, 32                9/23/17 S   139th St & 1st Ave S
UNKNOWN                   Luciano Salvador Placido 10/31/17     Unknown/HMC
HYPOTHERMIA             Arturo Acuna, 49              12/11/17     233 Burnett Ave S (Plaza Park) Renton

2016 WHEEL WOMEN IN BLACK
LIST-OF-THE-DEAD in KING COUNTY

We are grateful to the King County Medical Examiners
and Health Care for the Homeless!

CAUSE
OF DEATH:

WHO:

WHEN:

WHERE:

SHOT
TO DEATH

James
Q Tran, 33

January

under
I-5 at S Atlantic

SHOT
TO DEATH

Jeannine
Zapata, 45

January

under
I-5 at S Atlantic

HEROIN
OD

Jonathan
Stanton, 36

January

Shilshole

SUICIDE

Blake
Kimble, 31

January

North
Bend

HYPOTHERMIA

David
Ramisky, 53

January

Federal
Way

OD

Tonya
Enriquez, 44

February

300
bl 2nd Ave Ext S

HEROIN
OD

Patrick
Larner, 60

February

E
Marginal Way/S Orcas

NATURAL
CAUSES

Donald
Parks, 83

February

Auburn
Park n Ride

HEROIN
OD

Alicia
Nickerson, 30

February

1100
bl NE Ballard Way

OD?

Harold
McDuffie II, 37

March

3rd
S/Edgar Martinez Way

PNEUMONIA

Gilbert
Lopez, 52

March

10th/S
Dearborn

ACCIDENT

Chad
Rogers, 44

March

Broadway/Denny

HEROIN
OD

Dante
Kelly, 47

March

800
bl S Jackson

PENDING

(tent.
ID) J.T. Grogan, 78

March

Tukwila
greenspace

HEART
DISEASE

John
Watkins, 58

April

Auburn
UHaul/Storage

OD

Paul
Rodrick, 56

April

1st/Yesler

RECYCLING
ACCIDENT

Richard
Wenz, 58

April

Woodinville

HIT
BY CAR

Francis
Walker, Jr, 77

April

300
bl S Lander

SHOT
TO DEATH

Alex
Kelley, 26

May

Federal
Way

HEART
DISEASE

Paul
Fehr, 40

May

Auburn/Interurban
Trail

LIVER
DISEASE

Mark
Woodley, 59

May

Renton

PNEUMONIA

Gary
Oaks, 58

May

Ballard

HIT-AND-RUN

Andrew
Charlie, 69

May

White
Center

SUICIDE

Norm
Scofield, 58

May

SODO

RUN
OVER BY CAR

Scott
McHone, 50

May

Denny
Triangle

METH
OD

Michelle
Hargrave, 39

May

Auburn

UNDETERMINED

Aaron
Esposito, 39

June

Bellevue
Library

HEROIN
OD

Abriannah
Hicks, 24

June

S
End (411 S Dawson)

NATURAL
CAUSES

Bruce
Loughridge, 53

June

woods
at 1437 Donovan

SHOT
TO DEATH

James
?JR? Smith, 20s

July

Fenster
Park, Auburn

DEHYDRATION/MALNUTRITION

Maja
Brandli, 29

July

Renton
(Black River Forest)

NATURAL
CAUSES

Gena
Ranger, 41

July

Klickitat
SW/SW? Spokane

HEROIN
OD

Jordan
Lemmel, 31

July

6th/Seneca

NATURAL
CAUSES

Jacob
Evans, 21

July

Hwy
20/HMC

HEROIN
OD

Malcolm
Spotted Calf, 54

July

near
Pike Place Mkt

HEART
DISEASE

Tony
Lee Fountaine, Sr, 45

July

near
Northgate Mall

HEROIN
OD

Renee
Whitmore, 47

August

9200
Myers Way

SHOT
TO DEATH

Robert
Dias, 50

August

Kent

SHOT
TO DEATH

Louisa
Campos, 32

August

Kent

NATURAL
CAUSES

Ernest
Readus, 60

August

Airport
Wy/Royal Brougham

HEROIN
OD

Jeanette
Matthews, 44

August

Airport
Wy/Royal Brougham

NATURAL
CAUSES??

Michael
Duwayne Gilbert, 71

August

Shoreline

RUN
OVER BY CAR

Walter
Burton aka Stroud, 19

September

U
District

RUN
OVER BY CAR

Doneen
Penn, 56

September

200
bl S. Lincoln

HEROIN
OD

John
Nichols, 35

September

4th/S
Holgate

NATURAL
CAUSES

Rachel
Spradlin, 39

October

?Jungle?
(MEs designation)

TOXIC
ASPHYXIA

Tung
Truong, 43

October

12th/S
King

SUICIDE

Skyler
Velez, 25

October

Auburn

SHOT
BY POLICE

Michael
Taylor, 44

October

under
I-5

PENDING

Rock
LaFrance, 59

November

Greenwood

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